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PREVIEW: Spireites face difficult away test at Sutton

Chesterfield face a trip to Gander Green Lane in hope of securing a second consecutive away victory. The Spireites come into the game refreshed and rested after their game against Dover that was due to be played on Saturday has had to be rescheduled following positive COVID tests in the Dover camp.


Tonight's game will be played in front of a limited number of home supporters. It is expected around 1000 will be in attendance with tickets still available to buy for home fans. A stream will still be available to purchase and more information on this can be found here: https://www.suttonunited.net/product/sutton-united-v-chesterfield-live-stream-pass-vanarama-national-league-december-2020/


The Opposition

Matt Gray's side have made a strong start to the season, sitting second in the National League table. They trail league-leaders Torquay United by two points but are six points clear of Notts County in third. The U's come into the game off the back of a 4-1 victory over Solihull Moors on Saturday and will look to secure three consecutive victories against the Spireites.


One-To-Watch

Harry Beautyman- The midfielder came through the ranks as a junior at Leyton Orient and spent time on loan at St Albans City and Hastings United. He then joined Sutton United on a permanent basis and went on to make 81 appearances for the U's, scoring 21 goals. Beautyman joined Welling United in order to play at a higher level and then earnt a Football League move to Peterborough United which was initially on loan but was then made permanent. The 28-year-old spent time with Northampton Town and Stevenage before returning to Gander Green Lane in 2018. This season Beautyman is joint top scorer with Isaac Olaofe on 5.


Previous Meetings

Chesterfield are yet to win at Gander Green Lane. On their first visit Jonathan Smith equalised at the death to secure a point and last season Sutton comfortably came out on top with a 4-0 thrashing.


Team News

Apart from Nathan Tyson and goalkeeper Luke Coddington who is recovering from a long-term injury, the gaffer has a full squad to pick from.

James Rowe revealed that goalkeeper Corey Addai has returned to his parent club Barnsley.


Rowe's Thoughts

“Matt (Gray) has done a good job at Sutton. He stabilised last year, he’s got some athleticism in there and some structure.

“They are second and they’ve done really well but I want to put a stop to that. We’ve got to make sure that we manage the game correctly. We’ll be ready.”

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